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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Tacoma $186 $102.18 $84.00 19% $231.18
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata $206 $122.09 $84.00 17% $251.09
2008 Kia Rio $273 $188.98 $84.00 14% $317.98
2009 Lexus SC430 $237 $152.58 $84.00 15% $281.58
2006 Lincoln Town Car $229 $145.41 $84.00 16% $274.41
2012 Jaguar XF $317 $233.36 $84.00 12% $362.36
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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Fernando

10 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
10 years of experience
Mechanic was very professional. He explained all the steps to complete the work. Work was done quickly and he took my car for a test run. My daughter said he car runs much better now.
2010 CHEVROLET COBALT - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Henry

31 years of experience
96 reviews
Henry
31 years of experience
Henry was on time and was very good in explaining about the job in detail that he was performing.
2006 FORD EXPEDITION - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY

Dominic

25 years of experience
80 reviews
Dominic
25 years of experience
Dominic was great! Very professional. He went over everything with me upfront and was able to find the underlying problem before I had an even bigger problem to deal with. I will definitely be using him again. He comes straight to your location which is a huge plus!!
2012 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

Brian

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Brian
18 years of experience
Brian was very nice and knowledgeable. I would definetley recommend him.
2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

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